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    Overview

    The Orange County Loops vision is to create seamless connections for people to bike, walk and connect to some of California’s most scenic beaches and inland reaches. With significant progress made in north Orange County (North Loop), OC Loops is now looking to create regional bikeway networks across the central and south Orange County communities through the Bike Gap Closure Feasibility Study (Study). The Study will focus on addressing the needs and abilities of cyclists of all ages and backgrounds. Based on the review of existing planning efforts, study segments will be identified and recommended to local agencies for analysis. The final report will include concepts and cost estimates for bikeways needed to complete unfinished loop segments and will position local agencies to pursue funding for project completion.

    The Study will evaluate enhancement opportunities for three key bikeways in Orange County: Central County Loop, South County Loop, and a Cross-County Connector.

    OC Loops Virtual Workshop – 3/24/2022

    On March 24, 2022, OCTA hosted a virtual workshop providing updates on the Gap Closure Feasibility Study. Please see below for information on the project partners and background, project goals, input from participants and next steps.

    OC Loops Public Webinar Recording
    OC Loops Virtual Workshop

    Background

    The Study will build upon and update previous regional studies that were completed between 2012 and 2016, including the OC Loop Gap Feasibility Study, which envisioned a seamless 66-mile bikeway in the northern area of the County, now known as the North Loop. The North Loop has currently achieved an 88% completion rate and has improved the quality of life for thousands of residents. The North Loop will serve as a guide for bringing this safe and traffic reducing infrastructure countywide.

    Schedule

    Milestones Approximate Timeline
    Initial OC Loops Assessment April 2021
    Public Engagement Fall 2021-Spring 2022
    Develop Gap Closure Recommendations Spring 2022
    Final OC Loops Strategy and Report Summer 2022

    Resources


    Overview

    Overview

    The Orange County Loops vision is to create seamless connections for people to bike, walk and connect to some of California’s most scenic beaches and inland reaches. With significant progress made in north Orange County (North Loop), OC Loops is now looking to create regional bikeway networks across the central and south Orange County communities through the Bike Gap Closure Feasibility Study (Study). The Study will focus on addressing the needs and abilities of cyclists of all ages and backgrounds. Based on the review of existing planning efforts, study segments will be identified and recommended to local agencies for analysis. The final report will include concepts and cost estimates for bikeways needed to complete unfinished loop segments and will position local agencies to pursue funding for project completion.

    The Study will evaluate enhancement opportunities for three key bikeways in Orange County: Central County Loop, South County Loop, and a Cross-County Connector.

    OC Loops Virtual Workshop – 3/24/2022

    On March 24, 2022, OCTA hosted a virtual workshop providing updates on the Gap Closure Feasibility Study. Please see below for information on the project partners and background, project goals, input from participants and next steps.

    OC Loops Public Webinar Recording
    OC Loops Virtual Workshop

    Background

    The Study will build upon and update previous regional studies that were completed between 2012 and 2016, including the OC Loop Gap Feasibility Study, which envisioned a seamless 66-mile bikeway in the northern area of the County, now known as the North Loop. The North Loop has currently achieved an 88% completion rate and has improved the quality of life for thousands of residents. The North Loop will serve as a guide for bringing this safe and traffic reducing infrastructure countywide.

    Schedule

    Milestones Approximate Timeline
    Initial OC Loops Assessment April 2021
    Public Engagement Fall 2021-Spring 2022
    Develop Gap Closure Recommendations Spring 2022
    Final OC Loops Strategy and Report Summer 2022
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